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Pyramid [music]

Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Tizol, Juan
Lyricist:
Gordon, Irving
Physical description:
1 conductor score and/or parts (Published sheet music), 31 cm
21 copy scores, 32 cm
7 manuscripts, 32 cm
7 copy scores, 31 cm
2 parts (photocopies), 32 cm
1 part (photocopy), 28 cm
Type:
Copy scores
Manuscripts
Music
Parts (musical)
Photocopies
Piano vocal scores
Published sheet music
Short scores
Place:
United States
Date:
19||
1938
20th century
Notes:
An additioal bass part for this piece is noted on the verso of a part for "Caline," grouping i from "Afro Bossa." Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, torn, tape, worn. Folder A -- 5p., folder B -- 32p. Folder B -- 5p. Folder B -- 2p. Folder B -- 6p.
Short score in Folder A from the Presentation Album, vol. F. Folder B, groupings iv - v from the Mercer Ellington Library.
Summary:
37 parts and an indefinite number of scores
Pyramid is contained in two of nineteen folders for "Afro Bossa" consisting of 1 two page short score and 29 parts in C Major concert, and 1 published three page piano vocal score and 8 parts in Ab Major concert -- in ink, pencil and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Tizol, Whaley, others?).
Folder A contains scores. Short score in C Major indicates parts for trombone, drums. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "When I see a pyramid the mem'ry of your kiss comes to me ...".
Folder B contains parts in 6 groupings -- (i) Parts in C Major for 4 reeds - Otto, Barney, baritone, Carney; 1 trumpet - Rex; 2 trombones - Tricky, Browne. -- (ii) Parts in C Major for 3 reeds - soprano, alto, baritone; trumpet; 1 trombone - Butter; bass. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - Rab, clarinet; trombone; bass (2); guitar (2); piano. -- (iv) Parts in C Major for bass (2). -- (v) Parts in C Major for 1 trumpet - 3 (2); 1 trombone - 1. -- (vi) Parts in C Major for 5 reeds - Rab, Proc, Jimmy, Paul, Carney; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 4; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3. -- Published piano vocal score in Folder A and Folder B, groupings i - iii, vi from the Duke Ellington Library.
Topic:
Music
See more items in:
Duke Ellington Collection Music Manuscripts (Series 1), ca. 1930-1981
Data Source:
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